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# french - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Premier Sports to show live Top 14 action from this weekend after securing rights for Ireland and UK
# French Rugby
From The42
# French Rugby

Premier Sports to show live Top 14 action from this weekend after securing rights for Ireland and UK

May 26th 2021, 1:21 PM 8,065 Views 6 Comments

The coverage will begin with four live matches and a highlights show.

# french - Monday 1 March, 2021

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption
# France
# France

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption

Mar 1st 2021, 1:20 PM 114,183 Views 21 Comments

Sarkozy was handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.

# french - Sunday 6 September, 2020

France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19
# France
# France

France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19

Sep 6th 2020, 1:40 PM 28,134 Views 9 Comments

There are now 28 ‘red zones’ where authorities can impose exceptional measures to slow the number of new cases.

# french - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Huge fire breaks out at chemical plant in northern France
# Blaze
# Blaze

Huge fire breaks out at chemical plant in northern France

Sep 26th 2019, 9:36 AM 18,435 Views 25 Comments

The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

# french - Friday 14 June, 2019

A number of calls made to exams commission over 'muffled' sound during Leaving Cert French exam
# Guessing Game
# Guessing Game

A number of calls made to exams commission over 'muffled' sound during Leaving Cert French exam

Jun 14th 2019, 5:27 PM 56,319 Views 22 Comments

One student said students resorted to guessing the answers on the exam.

# french - Friday 24 May, 2019

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies
# My Love: Intermezzo
# My Love: Intermezzo

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies

May 24th 2019, 2:29 PM 52,556 Views 33 Comments

The film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who directed Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

# french - Monday 20 May, 2019

Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case
# Vincent Lambert
# Vincent Lambert

Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case

May 20th 2019, 12:03 PM 65,472 Views 30 Comments

The man’s parents have repeatedly launched court action to keep him alive — in defiance of his wife and five siblings who are in favour of his right to die.

# french - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions of euro to help rebuild Notre Dame
# Paris
# Paris

French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions of euro to help rebuild Notre Dame

Apr 16th 2019, 10:39 AM 33,962 Views 84 Comments

The restoration is expected to take a number of years.

# french - Friday 14 December, 2018

Second-half surge sees Connacht earn bonus-point victory over 14-man Perpignan From The42

Second-half surge sees Connacht earn bonus-point victory over 14-man Perpignan

Dec 14th 2018, 9:14 PM 19,134 Views 32 Comments

The Irish province ran in five tries at the Stade Aime Giral this evening.

# french - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Six detained over suspected 'violent plot' against President Macron
# France
# France

Six detained over suspected 'violent plot' against President Macron

Nov 6th 2018, 8:00 PM 10,611 Views 10 Comments

They are all linked to extreme right movements.

# french - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt
# Graffiti
# Graffiti

Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt

Jun 30th 2018, 5:30 PM 21,290 Views 21 Comments

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week.

# french - Sunday 10 December, 2017

At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century
# Going Strong
# Going Strong

At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century

Dec 10th 2017, 3:30 PM 63,333 Views 17 Comments

Marie-Louise Wirth wouldn’t dream of giving up her bar in northern France.

# french - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals
# Here's Hoping
# Here's Hoping

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals

Oct 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 30,900 Views 9 Comments

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2017.

# french - Monday 25 September, 2017

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps
# Quick Thinking
# Quick Thinking

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps

Sep 25th 2017, 9:09 AM 29,303 Views 19 Comments

Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.

# french - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Singer dies after apparent 'electrocution' at French festival
# Barbara Weldens
# Barbara Weldens

Singer dies after apparent 'electrocution' at French festival

Jul 20th 2017, 2:52 PM 32,820 Views 21 Comments

Barbara Weldens died while performing at a festival in the southwest of France yesterday.

# french - Monday 29 May, 2017

Calls for Paris black feminist festival to be stopped for 'banning white people' from certain areas
# No Whites Allowed
# No Whites Allowed

Calls for Paris black feminist festival to be stopped for 'banning white people' from certain areas

May 29th 2017, 5:36 PM 21,257 Views 15 Comments

Four-fifths of the festival area will be set aside as a “non-mixed” space “for black women,” according to its website in French.

# french - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese
# Excuse My French
# Excuse My French

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

May 11th 2017, 2:21 PM 22,474 Views 19 Comments

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

# french - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election
# Explainer
# Explainer

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election

May 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 9,984 Views 32 Comments

Macron or Le Pen? The French people will decide what path their future will take tomorrow.

# french - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Two policemen shot by suspected radical Islamist on French Indian Ocean island
# Reunion
# Reunion

Two policemen shot by suspected radical Islamist on French Indian Ocean island

Apr 27th 2017, 10:23 AM 12,919 Views 84 Comments

The overseas territory of Reunion is in the Indian Ocean.

# french - Monday 20 March, 2017

Alcohol, cannabis and cocaine found in blood of Paris airport attacker
# Orly Airport
# Orly Airport

Alcohol, cannabis and cocaine found in blood of Paris airport attacker

Mar 20th 2017, 7:10 AM 9,808 Views 18 Comments

Investigators are still trying to understand what motivated Saturday’s assault by 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem.

# french - Monday 6 March, 2017

Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings'
# Nantes
# Nantes

Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings'

Mar 6th 2017, 12:34 PM 33,128 Views 8 Comments

The case is thought to centre on a dispute over an inheritance.

# french - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings
# No Longer Immune
# No Longer Immune

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings

Mar 2nd 2017, 1:57 PM 15,919 Views 71 Comments

The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.

# french - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'Telling me I have to switch off p*****s me off': France gets to grips with its new work emails law
# Right To Disconnect
# Right To Disconnect

'Telling me I have to switch off p*****s me off': France gets to grips with its new work emails law

Jan 7th 2017, 7:30 AM 19,769 Views 12 Comments

Since 1 January, French companies with more than 50 employees must work up a charter defining employees’ right to switch off.

# french - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Unacceptable and false': French PM slams New York Times article about Muslim women in France
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

'Unacceptable and false': French PM slams New York Times article about Muslim women in France

Sep 5th 2016, 7:35 PM 29,458 Views 103 Comments

The women who were interviewed spoke of discrimination and “persecution”.

# french - Sunday 31 July, 2016

A group of French tourists stuck up this class note when driving around Galway
# To The Left To The Left
From The Daily Edge
# To The Left To The Left

A group of French tourists stuck up this class note when driving around Galway

Jul 31st 2016, 2:27 PM 14,766 Views 1 Comment

“we do not have the habit of driving on the left”

# french - Thursday 28 July, 2016

French media say they'll no longer use terrorists' photos to avoid 'glorification'
# France
# France

French media say they'll no longer use terrorists' photos to avoid 'glorification'

Jul 28th 2016, 10:32 AM 17,178 Views 143 Comments

Their decision comes as the French prosecutors identified the second man involved in the killing of a priest in Normandy.

# french - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Nonu ruled out of Top 14 final after this nasty head clash last weekend
# Hard Knocks
From The42
# Hard Knocks

Nonu ruled out of Top 14 final after this nasty head clash last weekend

Jun 22nd 2016, 5:29 PM 4,155 Views 2 Comments

Don’t panic Toulon fans, Mathieu Bastareaud will play instead.

# french - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

French people have completely fallen in love with Irish fans at the Euros
# Les Meilleurs Supporters
From The Daily Edge
# Les Meilleurs Supporters

French people have completely fallen in love with Irish fans at the Euros

Jun 15th 2016, 4:16 PM 24,273 Views 8 Comments

“Les rois de l’ambiance.” The kings of atmosphere!

# french - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Irish Euro fans face travel chaos after airlines cancel French flights
# Euro 2016
# Euro 2016

Irish Euro fans face travel chaos after airlines cancel French flights

Jun 14th 2016, 7:32 AM 35,160 Views 37 Comments

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights have been affected.

# french - Friday 10 June, 2016

Heading to the Euros? Here's all the French you need*
# Sponsored By Cityjet
# Sponsored By Cityjet

Heading to the Euros? Here's all the French you need*

Jun 10th 2016, 4:47 PM 14,843 Views 27 Comments

*Almost.

# french - Monday 21 March, 2016

Officials from UCC set to travel to Spain to assist Irish hurt in bus crash
# Tarragona
# Tarragona

Officials from UCC set to travel to Spain to assist Irish hurt in bus crash

Mar 21st 2016, 3:30 PM 12,524 Views 2 Comments

Seven Italians are among the dead.

# french - Monday 7 March, 2016

Two French teenage girls who attempted to go to Syria to join Isis returned home
# Disappeared
# Disappeared

Two French teenage girls who attempted to go to Syria to join Isis returned home

Mar 7th 2016, 1:10 PM 18,202 Views 30 Comments

The mother of one of the girls said she had caught her daughter trying to leave for Syria two years ago.

# french - Thursday 11 February, 2016

French people are calling this photo of a stack of crepes an 'act of war'
# Oh Crepe
From The Daily Edge
# Oh Crepe

French people are calling this photo of a stack of crepes an 'act of war'

Feb 11th 2016, 8:13 AM 6,489 Views 0 Comments

Mon Dieu!

# french - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism
# Loss Of Nationality
# Loss Of Nationality

The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism

Jan 27th 2016, 11:50 AM 16,012 Views 33 Comments

She didn’t agree with government plans to strip French-born terrorists of their citizenship.

# french - Sunday 6 December, 2015

France's far-right makes major gains in first election since shooting attacks
# Paris
# Paris

France's far-right makes major gains in first election since shooting attacks

Dec 6th 2015, 7:50 PM 21,104 Views 131 Comments

President Francois Hollande’s Socialist party has been struggling for support.

# french - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Ireland offers support as UN unanimously approves 'all necessary measures' against IS
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Ireland offers support as UN unanimously approves 'all necessary measures' against IS

Nov 21st 2015, 9:07 AM 16,771 Views 207 Comments

A man suspected of scouting targets for Islamic State before last week’s terror attacks in Paris has been arrested in Turkey this morning.

# french - Friday 20 November, 2015

Al-Qaeda linked group kills 27 after nine-hour Mali hotel siege
# Special Forces Storm
# Special Forces Storm

Al-Qaeda linked group kills 27 after nine-hour Mali hotel siege

Nov 20th 2015, 11:03 PM 78,674 Views 173 Comments

An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group is reportedly claiming responsibility.

France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists
# Border Controls
# Border Controls

France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists

Nov 20th 2015, 8:39 AM 10,812 Views 75 Comments

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuv said Paris received no warnings about Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

# french - Thursday 19 November, 2015

'Yes, I mourn for Paris. But, I do so while weeping for the invisible victims in our global world'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Yes, I mourn for Paris. But, I do so while weeping for the invisible victims in our global world'

Nov 19th 2015, 8:15 AM 71 Views 125 Comments

‘When we see the bloodshed in Paris, we should open our borders to refugees, not close them’, writes Mairead Healy.

# french - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

A coffee cup with the worst French and German writing on the side is going super viral
# Mind Your Language
From The Daily Edge
# Mind Your Language

A coffee cup with the worst French and German writing on the side is going super viral

Aug 19th 2015, 8:20 AM 4,995 Views 1 Comment

Look away now.

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